1. [syn: fortification, munition]
2. the art or science of strengthening defenses;
3. the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food);
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fortification \For`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. fortificatio : cf. F.
1. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying
places in order to defend them against an enemy.
2. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected
to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a
fortress; a fort; a castle.
Fortification agate, Scotch pebble.
Syn: Fortress; citadel; bulwark. See Fortress.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built
around a stronghold to strengthen it [syn: fortification,
2: the art or science of strengthening defenses
3: the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment
(as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of
vitamins to food)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
93 Moby Thesaurus words for "fortification":
abatis, advanced work, affirmation, attestation, authentication,
backing, backing up, balistraria, bank, banquette,
barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan,
bastion, battlement, bearing out, bolstering, breastwork, bulwark,
buttressing, case hardening, casemate, certification,
cheval-de-frise, circumstantiation, circumvallation, confirmation,
contravallation, corroboration, corroboratory evidence,
counterscarp, curtain, demibastion, dike, documentation,
drawbridge, earthwork, enclosure, enrichment, entanglement, escarp,
escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, glacis, hardening,
invigoration, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon,
mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis,
postern gate, proof, proving, proving out, rampart, ratification,
ravelin, redan, redoubt, refreshment, reinforcement,
reinvigoration, restoration, restrengthening, revivification,
sally port, scarp, sconce, stockade, strengthening, substantiation,
support, supporting evidence, tempering, tenaille, undergirding,
validation, vallation, vallum, verification, vitaminization,